DHS Developing Oversight for Border Patrol Quick Response

House Committee members call for reforms surrounding “Critical Incident Teams.”

Last week, the House Oversight and Reform Committee and other members of Congress called for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the mismanagement, physical abuse of migrants, and tampering with evidence prevalent in the U.S. Border Patrol “critical incident teams” (CITs). These quick response teams have been drawing criticism for decades.

DHS reported Wednesday that, though Secretary Mayorkas’ deadline has been missed, their investigation is ongoing. “The Department is committed to a thorough, independent, and objective process,” a DHS spokesperson said. “We are also committed to transparency and will release the results of the investigation once it is complete.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House as they seek to ensure proper oversight of federal agencies.
  • For officials in the U.S. Border Patrol as they address allegations and cooperate with the investigation and reforms.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Mayorkas as he heads the Department of Homeland Security.

Sources: The Hill


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